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Useful Links for Students

CampusNexus Student Portal - Review your schedule, bill, transcripts, and health records - Login to access your email account

MBS DIRECT - Approved books for your classes

Blackboard - Classes

Wavenet - Intranet with Sentara Healthcare

Optima Health - Individual health insurance plans through Optima Health

College Store - Approved uniforms and equipment for students

CastleBranch - Order or view a personal background check and update your health records


Updates to schedules/bills are not sent via postal mail. Instead, students receive these items via Sentara e-mail.

All individuals who attend clinical in Sentara facilities are required to obtain a flu shot. External clinicals outside of Sentara Healthcare will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

CastleBranch is the online repository for all mandatory health record information. CastleBranch will send alerts to you when a renewal is coming due or is past due. You will need an active email recorded with them for the courtesy reminders, as you are responsible for the renewals. The email is only an alert and can not contain specifics; you must sign into your account for the particulars. The long-term benefit to you is storage of this information for future access and the email alerts do stop when you graduate.


MBS Direct - Book Rentals

Book rentals may be available for certain classes. It is the responsiblity of the student to determine if it is advantageous to rent or purchase a book.

Some books are used in multiple semesters. Please check with your advisor or instructor to ensure you are not renting a book for one semester if you need it for mulitple semesters. In this instance, the purchase of the book may be more advantageous.

Campus Safety

The safety of our students and staff is a key concern at Sentara College of Health Sciences. Each year, we publish and distribute a report on crime statistics for the past three years. Sentara College of Health Sciences does not have campus residences and therefore we do not maintain our own security personnel.

What’s in the Report?

In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, we publish statistics for certain crimes that occurred on campus or non-campus property during the past three years. Sentara College of Health Sciences reports crime statistics using data obtained in cooperation with local and state law enforcement agencies. The annual report is made available to all current students and employees. Prospective students and employees are notified of its existence and afforded an opportunity to request a copy. Paper and electronic copies are available upon request through the Department of Administration & Finance.

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to include in their annual campus security reports information about where information on registered sex offenders may be obtained. To locate the whereabouts of registered sex offenders in the state of Virginia click this link: VA State Police

The complete text of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is available here: Full text of the Jean Clery Act


Campus Community Notifications

  • Campus community notifications related to safety and/or security issues on campus or in the surrounding community are done in two ways:
  • o For low-level or informative notifications, Sentara College of Health Sciences uses the campus-wide e-mail sent to individuals assigned a e-mail address. Staff, faculty and students will receive an e-mail describing the issue and appropriate actions to take.
  • o In the case of an emergency; all staff, faculty, and students who have signed up for the Blackboard Connect Notification System will be sent a message (phone, email, text, TTY, and/or fax) to their designated contact number. The message will state the emergency and any actions to be taken.


Mass Emergency Notifications

Campus Operations administers the College’s mass emergency notification system. Students, faculty, and staff can register to receive notifications of emergency events. These messages are only transmitted during emergencies and are an additional avenue of communication. The Assistant Dean of Administration & Finance, or their designee, will make the decision whether to issue a timely campus safety/crime warning or emergency notification on a case-by-case basis considering the facts surrounding the incident, nature of the incident, continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.


For Additional Information

Please refer to the 2016–2017 College Catalog and the Student and Faculty Handbooks for further information regarding crime reporting, drug and alcohol policies, safety and security, and crime prevention.